Sensitivity to Certain Sounds Is a Thing

Do you ever shudder when you hear certain sounds, such as rustling of some type of plastic bags or a fork scraping on the bottom of a porcelain plate? Or get a tingling in your teeth when somone scrapes their fingernails on a blackboard? A mild annoyance for most, but a serious problem for people with “misophonia,” from the Greek words meaning hatred of sound. VOA’s George Putic reports.Originally published at – http://www.voanews.com/a/sensitivity-to-certain-sounds-is-a-real-thing/3786310.html

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